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Michael S

Writer #11423






Profile Summary
Star Rating
Completed Orders 497
Revisions/Order 0.12
Repeat Clients 42%
Last Login 9/28/2016
Location Nashville, TN
Education Bachelors Degree
Status Available
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Summary of Experience
With over 200,000 words written on WriterAccess, Mike recently celebrated his first anniversary with the site. He has accumulated 341 "Met Expectations" and 61 "Exceeds Expectations" on a variety of topics, bringing the highest quality of writing at all times.

Mike is currently an Elite Level Blogger, with nearly 15 years experience.

Some of the Accolades from Clients:

Restaurant Blogs and Social Media: Thanks! The posts look great! - Exceeds Expectations

Culture Blog Posts: Thanks - look forward to working with you again, really like your tone of writing for the site! -Exceeds Expectations

Real Estate Blog Posting: Excellent work - Exceeds Expectations

Tax Blog: AWESOME job. Really top notch - Exceeds Expectations

Outdoor Recreation Blog: Excellent work! Thank you so much - Exceeds Expectations


Mike began writing during his college years, where he majored in English Literature with a minor in creative writing.Before he became a professional freelance writer, however, he spent ten years in the restaurant industry. He started out as a server and a cashier, but within a few years he was manager, helping grow stores in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

In 2015, he decided to make the move to Nashville, TN, where he helped open up a new restaurant. After that was complete, he decided to take his 15 years of part time writing and make it his full time career.

Outside of WriterAccess, Mike maintains a restaurant industry blog for managers and is working on his first novel which is due to be completed by the end of 2016.
Specialties
Blogging, Social Media, Reviews, Academic Writing, News Articles
Interests
Restaurant Management, Fitness and Health, Real Estate, Legal Topics, Politics
Education
University of Alabama Aug 2008 – May 2011
Englsih, Bachelors

Mike studied English literature at the University of Alabama with a minor in Creative Writing.


Association Memberships
Linguistics Society of America Mar 2011
Mike is a member of the LSA, a collaboration between professors, students and those interested in the study of linguistics. Mike joined because of his love of language and his desire to learn more about dialects, accents and other regional differences in language.

Projects by Industry
Gaming

Mike wrote for the Warcry Gaming Network, writing news stories, traveling to media events and writing reviews on the latest games. His tenure there included being managing editor for multiple Warcry hub pages, including two extremely popular Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game websites. He left the website during its major re-imagining in 2010.

Mike ran his own independent review site from 2012-2014, where he covered mostly independent titles on the personal computer. He spent that time writing blogs about the industry.

Food

Mike has worked in the Restaurant Industry as a manager for 10 years. He has written articles on the industry for various industry magazines and websites. Mike began his career as most do in the Restaurant industry: waiting tables. From there, he began getting more and more responsibilities and eventually was made a server and cashier trainer. After doing this for 3 years, he was offered a management position with a quick serve restaurant. He spent another two years, before taking a higher manager position at another local chain.

After 9 years of restaurant managing, he decided to move to Nashville, TN, where he helped expand a restaurant in the popular East Nashville neighborhood.

Software

Mike has written about many software issues, such as OS reviews and front ends for cloud computing. He has spent nearly twenty years of his life as a PC hobbyist and had 3 years as a web designer, using turnkey software such as Joomla. He enjoy's coding in C# and Java in his spare time.

Music

Mike began playing trumpet in 1992 at the age of 10. He has played in multiple jazz ensembles, orchestras and was a member of the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band. He picked up the French Horn in 1996 and has been playing both instruments since. His musical knowledge is vast, with over 20 years of study. He has knowledge in music theory, conducting and industry news.

Sports

Sports are a passion for Mike. He grew up playing football and baseball, and now spends his weekend following his Alabama Crimson Tide. He watches football, baseball, hockey and tennis. He also has a passion for boxing and MMA. To call him a sports nut would be an understatement.

Legal

Mike's love of the legal system started at home, as his father is a retired law enforcement officer. He spent years following court cases and legal procedures while waiting for his father at the local court house. He is now avid reader of many law blogs and writes copy for several of his attorney clients.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Mike has spent years writing SEO friendly copy for blogs and other websites from a diverse range of industries. He knows how to write in a natural tone without over stuffing the article with keywords.

Projects by Asset Type
Blog Post

Mike has been doing content posts for blogging sites since the early 2000s. He has contributed on Wordpress, Tumblr, Blogger and more. He is currently operating two blogs, one on restaurant management, and one on writing creative non-fiction.

He spends most of his time on WA writing SEO friendly blog articles for businesses and personal website. All of his articles are well-researched, easy to read pieces that are tailored to whatever website he is writing for.

Press Release

Mike's ability to write in a journalistic tone is perfect for press releases. He has written a few for upcoming television shows that are both informative and full of descriptive language. Writing a press release is not just about presenting the facts of that particular piece of information, but also about conveying the mission statement of that particular industry through strong, concise language.

Web Page

Web Pages need to be SEO friendly, descriptive and written in easy to understand language. Mike's writing is perfect for this. He was developing web pages when the World Wide Web was in its infancy in the mid 90s, creating them by hand in 1995. These days, with a WSIWYG, beautiful webpages are available for anyone. However, the writing still matters most, which Mike can provide.

Article

Mike enjoys writing both long-form and short articles based on a variety of subjects. He feels that a well-researched article can leave a lasting impression on clients, so he goes out of his way to gather the most information possible when writing a piece. He has written articles on home improvement, legal issues, medical problems and other popular topics.

Projects By Expertise
Journalist

Mike spent 4 years writing for the Warcry Gaming Network, writing pieces on the game industry. He also wrote several articles in local publications on a myriad of subjects. Whenever writing a journalistic piece, he will spend his time gathering sources and interviews to give the most informative news he can possibly give. He feels that ethics are everything in journalistic writing, and will do whatever it takes to make sure his sources are vetted and accurate.

Research Writer

Mike has done multiple research projects through his professional career as a Restaurant Manager. This has included case studies on customer interaction, POS devices and terminals, and labor management best practices. He has also written research in other fields, including real estate, doing case studies on the long term effects of the housing crisis on southern metropolitan cities and the implications of population explosions in Nashville.

Technical Writer

Before settling into the English department of the University of Alabama, Mike spent his earlier years as a Computer Science major, studying programming languages and linear equations. While he never pursued a career in this field, he retained all of the technical information.

During his academic career, he wrote technical articles on object oriented programming languages, breadboards and logic circuits, and a manual on CSS and PHP integration into websites. He also spent a year as a web developer for a small company and wrote the technical manual for integrating E-commerce tools into Joomla.

Projects by Writing Style
Conversational

Mike's writing style is very diverse, but his strongest voice is conversational. His ability to connect with his readers is a great asset when a client needs engaging copy that will be both entertaining and informative. He has spent years developing this style as a way that shows the reader that he can relate with them in a personable, outgoing manner.

Projects by Company Size
Small Business

Mike writes primarily for small businesses that are looking to expand their web presence. He believes that to best way to create new leads on the internet is to create engaging content that speaks to local customers, which is why he spends a lot of time researching geographic locations to make sure the article or blog post is accurate for the area.

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